Assessment and the little people - Part Two

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I've been pondering the many ways we could use assessment within Canvas.So many people ask for ideas. So I thought I'd get you guys to help me. 

PLEASE feel free to add ideas. 


Assessment ideas within Canvas in Primary Schools



  • Record students reading as an assignment. Use it for running record, or just record of progress.
  • Book reviews via assignment, or padlet
  • Video clips of books being read – great examples of prosody in action. Challenge to emulate using Explain everything, green screen, iMovie
  • Drama re-enactments recorded within a discussion



  • Create a recording of themselves reading their own writing – with expression. Peer reviews perhaps
  • Students submit writing plans/ brainstorms as assignments, discussions or on a padlet
  • Students submit proof read/edited drafts before publishing via assignments, discussions or padlet
  • Students peer review each other’s work via discussions, assignments or padlet
  • Student submit published work either by photo of handwritten work, or word document
  • Quizzes to dig deeper into understanding, well set up to support when answers are correct in incorrect.


Oral Language

  • Students record and submit tongue twisters or memorised poems
  • Students record themselves having a group discussion about a set topic. Assess


  • Spelling tests for absent students, or multi-grade classes, or for students who need to hear the word more than once
  • Students produce a spelling trick – optional way to present eg. Video, record voice, written



  • Students submit recording of themselves explaining solving a maths problem
  • Office 365 Collaborative problem solving – group assessment submission
  • Reflections – as discussions
  • Maths Games played at home – parents involved in activities/challenges. Opportunities to report, discuss, prove.
  • Submitting photo of maths book work via assignment submission or padlet
  • Real life connection opportunities to show evidence of transfer of learning eg. Padlets, discussions, assignment submissions




  • Evidence of ownership. Student voice, choices and plans made. Through assignment submission – voice recording, written, drawn, external tools, discussions.
  • Opportunities provided for learners to identify and explore their own interests, beliefs and questions – discussions, blogs,
  • Reflection areas available throughout learning processes –
  • Authentic and ongoing contexts for learning made available within the LMS to encourage inquiry
  • Opportunities to display evidence of collaborative skills eg. Collaborations in Canvas, peer reviews, discussions, videos of presentations
  • Feedback! Assessment tools in Canvas provide opportunities for excellent feedback loops with the teacher and student, padlets also, and with peers,
  • Students fill in their own rubrics as self-evaluation based on task/participation, shared responsibility, listening, questioning, discussing, research and information sharing, problem solving
  • Students submit video of project presentations
  • Research evidence submitted via assignments, padlets
  • Demonstration video
  • Class discussion set up as assignments on different topics, or parts of inquiry cycle
  • Students self-assess as the inquiry progresses via assignment submissions, Microsoft forms, discussion, collaborations
  • Mastery Paths – choose your own adventure
  • Students create topic based blogs using Canvas pages, or discussions

Capturing ‘The Moment’

  • Having a ‘just because’ space for teachers and students to initiate discussion, challenges, laughter, moments to share with families
  • Embedded brainstorm tools to capture individual, group or whole class prior learning and understanding eg. Discussions, answer garden, padlet
  • Opportunities to make connections

I enjoyed collecting other assessment ideas here also Assessment and the Little People  

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